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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527684/patient-perceptions-regarding-outpatient-hip-and-knee-arthroplasties
#1
R Michael Meneghini, Mary Ziemba-Davis
BACKGROUND: There has been increasing interest in outpatient total joint arthroplasty (TJA) in the orthopedic community, but how patients feel about outpatient TJA is unknown. The purpose of this study was to understand patient perspectives on hip and knee replacements performed in an outpatient setting. METHODS: We surveyed 110 consecutive patients scheduled for primary TJA in an academic suburban arthroplasty practice regarding their knowledge and perceptions of outpatient TJA...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526872/seasonal-soil-microbial-responses-are-limited-to-changes-in-functionality-at-two-alpine-forest-sites-differing-in-altitude-and-vegetation
#2
José A Siles, Rosa Margesin
The study of soil microbial responses to environmental changes is useful to improve simulation models and mitigation strategies for climate change. We here investigated two Alpine forest sites (deciduous forest vs. coniferous forest) situated at different altitudes (altitudinal effect) in spring and autumn (seasonal effect) regarding: (i) bacterial and fungal abundances (qPCR); (ii) diversity and structure of bacterial and fungal communities (amplicon sequencing); and (iii) diversity and composition of microbial functional gene community (Geochip 5...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526668/north-american-public-opinion-survey-on-the-acceptability-of-crowdsourcing-basic-life-support-for-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-with-the-pulsepoint-mobile-phone-app
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Katie N Dainty, Haris Vaid, Steven C Brooks
BACKGROUND: The PulsePoint Respond app is a novel system that can be implemented in emergency dispatch centers to crowdsource basic life support (BLS) for patients with cardiac arrest and facilitate bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator use while first responders are en route. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to conduct a North American survey to evaluate the public perception of the above-mentioned strategy, including acceptability and willingness to respond to alerts...
May 17, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526661/the-parasol-protocol-an-implementation-science-study-of-hiv-continuum-of-care-interventions-for-gay-men-and-transgender-women-in-burma-myanmar
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Andrea L Wirtz, Soe Naing, Emily Clouse, Kaung Htet Thu, Sandra Hsu Hnin Mon, Zin Min Tun, Stefan Baral, Aung Zayar Paing, Chris Beyrer
BACKGROUND: Efforts to improve HIV diagnosis and antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation among people living with HIV and reduce onward transmission of HIV rely on innovative interventions along multiple steps of the HIV care continuum. These innovative methods are particularly important for key populations, including men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TW). The HIV epidemic in Myanmar is concentrated among key populations, and national efforts now focus on reducing stigma and improving engagement of MSM and TW in HIV prevention and care...
May 17, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525792/team-effectiveness-in-non-governmental-organizations-ngos-projects
#5
Khawaja Fawad Latif, Nigel Williams
The incorporation of team context into research and practice regarding team effectiveness in NGOs projects is a constant challenge. The research seeks to address the gap and identify the critical determinants of team effectiveness in projects undertaken by non-governmental organizations. Using a systematic process, the study involved both literature and focus group discussions to generate the required items. A total of 157 respondents (Team Members and Team Leaders) were part of the study that filled the questionnaires...
May 10, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524869/characterising-and-predicting-cyanobacterial-blooms-in-an-8-year-amplicon-sequencing-time-course
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Nicolas Tromas, Nathalie Fortin, Larbi Bedrani, Yves Terrat, Pedro Cardoso, David Bird, Charles W Greer, B Jesse Shapiro
Cyanobacterial blooms occur in lakes worldwide, producing toxins that pose a serious public health threat. Eutrophication caused by human activities and warmer temperatures both contribute to blooms, but it is still difficult to predict precisely when and where blooms will occur. One reason that prediction is so difficult is that blooms can be caused by different species or genera of cyanobacteria, which may interact with other bacteria and respond to a variety of environmental cues. Here we used a deep 16S amplicon sequencing approach to profile the bacterial community in eutrophic Lake Champlain over time, to characterise the composition and repeatability of cyanobacterial blooms, and to determine the potential for blooms to be predicted based on time course sequence data...
May 19, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523392/brief-report-autism-in-the-courtroom-experiences-of-legal-professionals-and-the-autism-community
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Katie L Maras, Laura Crane, Sue Mulcahy, Tamsyn Hawken, Penny Cooper, David Wurtzel, Amina Memon
Online surveys were used to sample the views of judges, barristers and solicitors (n = 33) about their engagement with autistic individuals in criminal courts in England and Wales. Despite an understanding of some of the difficulties experienced by individuals with autism, and the adjustments suitable for supporting them, legal professionals reported constraints arising from a lack of understanding by others within the criminal justice system. These results are considered alongside the views and perspectives of autistic adults (n = 9) and parents of children on the autism spectrum (n = 19), who had encountered the criminal courts as witnesses or defendants and were largely dissatisfied with their experiences...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521837/prevalence-and-predictors-of-implanon-utilization-among-women-of-reproductive-age-group-in-tigray-region-northern-ethiopia
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Desta Gebre-Egziabher, Araya Abrha Medhanyie, Mussie Alemayehu, Fisaha Haile Tesfay
BACKGROUND: The Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health introduced provision of the contraceptive Implanon at community level by trained health extension workers in 2009. However, little is known regarding the utilization and factors associated with Implanon use among rural women since the introduction of the community based intervention. Thus, this study assessed the utilization of Implanon and associated factors among reproductive aged women in rural areas of Saesie-Tsaeda Emba and Ofla districts in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia...
May 18, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521776/solid-medical-waste-a-cross-sectional-study-of-household-disposal-practices-and-reported-harm-in-southern-ghana
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Emilia Asuquo Udofia, Gabriel Gulis, Julius Fobil
BACKGROUND: Solid medical waste (SMW) in households is perceived to pose minimal risks to the public compared to SMW generated from healthcare facilities. While waste from healthcare facilities is subject to recommended safety measures to minimize risks to human health and the environment, similar waste in households is often untreated and co-mingled with household waste which ends up in landfills and open dumps in many African countries. In Ghana, the management of this potentially hazardous waste stream at household and community level has not been widely reported...
May 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521749/service-user-involvement-in-mental-health-system-strengthening-in-a-rural-african-setting-qualitative-study
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Sisay Abayneh, Heidi Lempp, Atalay Alem, Daniel Alemayehu, Tigist Eshetu, Crick Lund, Maya Semrau, Graham Thornicroft, Charlotte Hanlon
BACKGROUND: It is essential to involve service users in efforts to expand access to mental health care in integrated primary care settings in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, there is little evidence from LMICs to guide this process. The aim of this study was to explore barriers to, and facilitators of, service user/caregiver involvement in rural Ethiopia to inform the development of a scalable approach. METHODS: Thirty nine semi-structured interviews were carried out with purposively selected mental health service users (n = 13), caregivers (n = 10), heads of primary care facilities (n = 8) and policy makers/planners/service developers (n = 8)...
May 18, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521558/rising-utilization-of-inpatient-pediatric-asthma-pathways
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Sunitha V Kaiser, Jonathan Rodean, Arpi Bekmezian, Matt Hall, Samir S Shah, Sanjay Mahant, Kavita Parikh, Rustin Morse, Henry Puls, Michael D Cabana
INTRODUCTION: Clinical pathways are detailed care plans that operationalize evidence-based guidelines into an accessible format for health providers. Their goal is to link evidence to practice to optimize patient outcomes and delivery efficiency. It is unknown to what extent inpatient pediatric asthma pathways are being utilized nationally. OBJECTIVES: (1) Describe inpatient pediatric asthma pathway design and implementation across a large hospital network. (2) Compare characteristics of hospitals with and without pathways...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521387/structural-and-functional-recovery-of-macroinvertebrate-communities-and-leaf-litter-decomposition-after-a-marked-drought-does-vegetation-type-matter
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Silvia Monroy, Aingeru Martínez, Naiara López-Rojo, Ana Victoria Pérez-Calpe, Ana Basaguren, Jesús Pozo
Climate change and anthropogenic disturbances are expected to lead to more intense and frequent droughts, with potentially severe effects on structure and function of perennial temperate streams. However, more information is required on whether streams flowing through basins already affected by exotic plantations will respond to droughts in the same way as streams under native forests. The recolonisation dynamics of benthic macroinvertebrate communities and leaf litter decomposition rates were examined in nine streams of oceanic-temperate climate that differed in catchment vegetation (three streams draining native deciduous forest, three in pine plantations and three in eucalypt plantations) after a marked drought...
May 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520737/outdoor-spatial-spraying-against-dengue-a-false-sense-of-security-among-inhabitants-of-hermosillo-mexico
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Pablo A Reyes-Castro, Lucía Castro-Luque, Rolando Díaz-Caravantes, Kathleen R Walker, Mary H Hayden, Kacey C Ernst
BACKGROUND: Government-administered adulticiding is frequently conducted in response to dengue transmission worldwide. Anecdotal evidence suggests that spraying may create a "false sense of security" for residents. Our objective was to determine if there was an association between residents' reporting outdoor spatial insecticide spraying as way to prevent dengue transmission and both their reported frequency of dengue prevention practices and household entomological indices in Hermosillo, Mexico...
May 17, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520671/living-life-after-traumatic-brain-injury-phase-1-of-a-longitudinal-qualitative-study
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Kathryn McPherson, Joanna Fadyl, Alice Theadom, Alexis Channon, William Levack, Nicola Starkey, Laura Wilkinson-Meyers, Nicola Kayes
OBJECTIVE: To explore what helps and hinders recovery and adaptation after disabling traumatic brain injury (TBI) and make recommendations for improving service responsiveness. DESIGN: A longitudinal qualitative descriptive study across all TBI severities. SETTING: Community. PARTICIPANTS: Forty people with TBI, and 22 significant others, 6 to 9 months following a TBI. MAIN MEASURES: Semistructured interviews, analyzed using qualitative description, focused on (a) key areas of importance or concern and (b) strategies or actions that people found helpful or that hindered recovery...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518154/il-17-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-as-kick-starters-of-inflammation
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Pedro H Papotto, Julie C Ribot, Bruno Silva-Santos
Shortly after the discovery of interleukin 17 (IL-17)-producing CD4(+) helper T cells (TH17 cells), it was found that γδ T cells can also secrete large amounts of this pro-inflammatory cytokine. A decade later, it is now known that IL-17(+) γδ T cells (γδ17 T cells) are often the main providers of IL-17A in various models of inflammatory diseases, while they also contribute to protective immune responses to infectious organisms. Due to an intricate thymic program of differentiation, γδ17 T cells are able to respond faster than TH17 cells do and thus predominate in the early stages of inflammatory responses...
May 18, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517029/carbon-driven-enrichment-of-the-crucial-nitrate-reducing-bacteria-in-limed-peat-soil-microcosms
#16
Ying Zhu, Xiaoyuan Zhang, Xiaogang Wu, Guanzhou Chen, Lars R Bakken, Liping Zhao, Åsa Frostegård, Xiaojun Zhang
Bacteria of Dechloromonas were recognized as potential functional important denitrifiers in a long term shell sand amended peat soil. Different microcosms in a solid matrix and slurry systems with the addition of carbon and nitrogen sources, e.g., clover leaves, glutamate, and nitrate, were established. The bacterial community structures were analyzed by pyrosequencing of the 16S rRNA gene to select the conditions for enriching bacteria of Dechloromonas. The results showed that a relatively even bacterial community in the initial soil shifted to communities dominated by a few types of nitrate reducing bacteria after the incubation, which strongly responded to the carbon substrates addition and consumption...
May 18, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516468/association-between-the-frequency-and-autonomy-of-social-participation-and-self-rated-health
#17
Kimiko Tomioka, Norio Kurumatani, Hiroshi Hosoi
AIM: Although numerous studies have reported that social participation (SP) has favorable effects on older people's health, no studies have focused on the autonomy of SP. We investigated the cross-sectional relationship between the type, frequency, and autonomy of SP and self-rated health (SRH). METHODS: A postal survey was mailed to 19 354 citizens born between 1945 and 1949 in a city in Nara prefecture (response rate: 65.9%). A total of 12 157 respondents (5114 men and 7043 women) with independent basic activities of daily living made up the analytical participants...
May 18, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515336/the-effects-of-micronutrient-deficiencies-on-bacterial-species-from-the-human-gut-microbiota
#18
Matthew C Hibberd, Meng Wu, Dmitry A Rodionov, Xiaoqing Li, Jiye Cheng, Nicholas W Griffin, Michael J Barratt, Richard J Giannone, Robert L Hettich, Andrei L Osterman, Jeffrey I Gordon
Vitamin and mineral (micronutrient) deficiencies afflict 2 billion people. Although the impact of these imbalances on host biology has been studied extensively, much less is known about their effects on the gut microbiota of developing or adult humans. Therefore, we established a community of cultured, sequenced human gut-derived bacterial species in gnotobiotic mice and fed the animals a defined micronutrient-sufficient diet, followed by a derivative diet devoid of vitamin A, folate, iron, or zinc, followed by return to the sufficient diet...
May 17, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515182/health-assets-in-older-age-a-systematic-review
#19
Yvonne Claire Hornby-Turner, Nancye May Peel, Ruth Eleanor Hubbard
BACKGROUND: Finding ways to optimise health in older age is key to reducing the impact of population ageing on health and social care systems. A salutogenic approach takes into account an individual's health assets-internal or external strengths or accessible resources which improve and preserve physical, social and mental wellness, independence and quality of life. The aim of this narrative systematic review was to provide a summary and appraisal of the evidence for factors that act as health assets within personal, social, economic and environmental domains...
May 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515114/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-training-disparities-in-the-united-states
#20
Audrey L Blewer, Said A Ibrahim, Marion Leary, David Dutwin, Bryan McNally, Monique L Anderson, Laurie J Morrison, Tom P Aufderheide, Mohamud Daya, Ahamed H Idris, Clifton W Callaway, Peter J Kudenchuk, Gary M Vilke, Benjamin S Abella
BACKGROUND: Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is associated with increased survival from cardiac arrest, yet bystander CPR rates are low in many communities. The overall prevalence of CPR training in the United States and associated individual-level disparities are unknown. We sought to measure the national prevalence of CPR training and hypothesized that older age and lower socioeconomic status would be independently associated with a lower likelihood of CPR training. METHODS AND RESULTS: We administered a cross-sectional telephone survey to a nationally representative adult sample...
May 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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